Peas With Lemon, Mint and Scallions

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  • 1 3/4 cups of frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large green scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, optional
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Defrost peas and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add scallions and cook for approximately 3 minutes, until softened.
  3. Stir in cream, mint and lemon zest. Bring to a boil and cook until a wooden spoon drawn across the bottom of the pan leaves a trail. Add peas then add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Garnish with mint (optional) and serve immediately.